PA Teen Rescued After Being Trapped Under 3,500-Pound Pipe

First responders in western Pennsylvania are celebrating a complicated rescue after a teenager was rescued from being trapped under a large pipe.

Becky Metrick

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First responders in western Pennsylvania are celebrating a complicated rescue after a teenager was rescued from being trapped under a large pipe.

According to a post from Murrysville Medic One, crews from the White Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Murrysville Public Works and Murrysville police all participated in the rescue, which the department says took over an hour.

The 16-year-old boy had his lower extremities trapped under a 3500 lbs pipe and was partially buried by dirt, according to the post.

Photos shared in the post show that the incident happened in a heavily forested area.

TribLive reports that first responders were called around 8:30 p.m., to an area along Kemmer Hollow Road, citing Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety.

The administrative director of Murrysville Medic One told the outlet that he didn’t know how the teen got stuck.

The rescue required wreckers from a Penn Township company Gombach Towing to get cables wrapped around the pipe to lift and slide it back, the company told TribLive. In all, the rescue took 90 minutes.

The boy was transported to a trauma center, but his condition was not released.

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